You need to be eligible for Child Care Subsidy (CCS) and meet some extra criteria to be eligible for Additional Child Care Subsidy (ACCS) Grandparent.
To be eligible you or your partner must:
- be eligible for Child Care Subsidy
- receive an income support payment
- be the grandparent of the child
- have 65% or more care of the child, and
- make the day to day decisions about the child’s care, welfare and development
If you have 65% or more care of the child but don’t receive an income support payment, you won’t be eligible for ACCS (Grandparent). However, you may be eligible for Child Care Subsidy and an activity test exemption.
A grandparent is a child’s biological grandparent or great grandparent. This includes if you’re related to the child through:
- step parents, including former step parents
- artificial conception
- de facto relationships, or
- surrogacy arrangements
How to apply
When you submit a claim for Child Care Subsidy, we’ll ask you some extra questions. We’ll use these to check your eligibility for ACCS Grandparent.